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Abortion rights hang in the balance, as advocates rally across the country

Women's March is helping put on Saturday's protests against Texas' restrictive abortion law, with a flagship march to the Supreme Court planned in Washington, D.C. → Read More

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'Believing' Is A Book Only Anita Hill Could Have Written

Altogether, Believing is an elegant, impassioned demand that America see gender-based violence as a cultural and structural problem that hurts everyone, not just victims and survivors. → Read More

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Far From Texas, The Virginia Governor's Race Will Test How Abortion Motivates Voters

Former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is emphasizing the issue heavily as he faces a tight race against Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin. It's the biggest campaign in the country this fall. → Read More

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Should The Lewinsky Affair Define Bill Clinton? Ask The Writer Of FX's 'Impeachment'

Screenwriter Sarah Burgess focused the new series on three of the women at the center of the scandal. And in the process, she gives people a story different from what they think they know. → Read More

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More And More Democrats Embrace The 'Progressive' Label. Here's Why

The current divisions in the Democratic Party and its ideological shift can be explained, in part, by tracking how the word "progressive" became the chosen label for so many on the left. → Read More

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Can The Government Make Me Get The COVID Vaccine?

In the latest installment of the Docket, our series on legal issues, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben and Carrie Johnson talk about vaccine mandates with Lindsay F. Wiley, a law professor at American University.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily… → Read More

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We Just Got Our Clearest Picture Yet Of How Biden Won In 2020

Suburban voters and white men helped push Biden over the top, while Hispanic voters and white women swayed toward Trump. Those trends may shape strategy for Republicans and Democrats in 2022. → Read More

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The 1st Wave Of Post-Trump Books Arrives. And They Fight To Make Sense Of The Chaos

Authors are unearthing fresh details on the pandemic response and election fallout. The difficulty they face discerning the truth and meaning from all of that reflects the turmoil of the Trump years. → Read More

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Top General Defends Studying Critical Race Theory In The Military

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley also said he wanted to understand "white rage" in a tense exchange that Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz had with him and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. → Read More

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How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America?

For the first time, a majority of Americans are not church members, according to a recent poll. That could have long-term consequences for Republicans, long affiliated with more religious voters. → Read More

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Jean Smart Takes Center Stage In 'Hacks'

On the HBO Max series Hacks, the great Jean Smart plays a legendary stand-up comic whose longtime Las Vegas residency is threatened by a casino owner looking for some fresh blood. Hannah Einbinder plays a promising young comedy writer who's fallen on hard times. Grudgingly, the two women start working together, arguing incessantly. But somewhere in among the barbs they're always trading,… → Read More

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What The Rise Of Amazon Has To Do With The Rise Of Trump

The new book Fulfillment, by Alec MacGillis, looks at America's economic history — as well as its future — through the lens of Amazon. → Read More

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What The Rise Of Amazon Has To Do With The Rise Of Trump

Alec MacGillis' book Fulfillment tells the story of America's three-decade long economic transformation through the lens of Amazon's rise to corporate dominance. NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews the author for the latest installment of the Politics Podcast book club.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook… → Read More

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A Look At The GOP From Inside A Matt Gaetz-Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally

The two members of Congress may not have much power on the Hill, but they get celebrity treatment from Trump supporters. → Read More

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Elizabeth Warren's 'Persist' Is Generous To Her '20 Democratic Rivals (Except One)

Warren fans looking for score-settling won't find it here — her book is not a juicy tell-all. Instead, it reads like a that of a future campaigner or a public servant who wants to continue fighting. → Read More

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Republicans And Democrats Largely Oppose Transgender Sports Legislation, Poll Shows

Members of the two parties are split on how transgender students should participate in sports, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. But opposition to legislating the issue is roughly uniform. → Read More

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What Is Infrastructure? It's A Gender Issue, For Starters

Many traditional infrastructure jobs have gone to men in the past. Progressives like Rep. Katie Porter fear that the way Biden is splitting his economic agenda could hurt American women. → Read More

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'Green New Deal' Leaders See Biden Climate Plans As A Victory, Kind Of

For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressive climate activists, the Biden infrastructure plan shows the influence of the Green New Deal. But they think it's nowhere near big enough. → Read More

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NCAA Looms Large In Debate Over Transgender Sports Restrictions

The organization's reaction to North Carolina's 2016 "bathroom bill" has had a lasting impact, causing lawmakers to wonder if they'll lose lucrative sporting events. → Read More

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What If We Don't Need To 'Fix' Polarization?

NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Lilliana Mason, associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, about her book Uncivil Agreement.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group to participate in our next book club discussion.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgListen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily… → Read More